M.Phil. On Campus

Comparative Politics and Political Theory

Jawaharlal Nehru University

12 months
2200 USD/year
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The M.Phil in Comparative Politics and Political Theory from Jawaharlal Nehru University would encourage research scholars to interrogate mainstream disciplinary practices and contribute towards making the corpus of political thought and practice truly global.


The study of political systems has for long relied on three broad types of analytical tools - structural functionalism of systems theory; political-economic interpretations of state and society; and the theory of the third world system and its dependency on first world developmental model. 

Key Features 

  • The Comparative Politics and Political Theory programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University will aim at engaging with the world of political concepts and practices in comparative perspectives. Courses would focus on thought from the Global South as well as Indian thinking in particular, comparative understanding of nationalism as theory and practice; and thinking beyond the rational in politics. 
  • The Research Methods course would strive to offer students tools of critical comparison, and practical training in doing research. The Seminar Course would train students in writing skills, and help them to finalize their research topic by the end of the second semester.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Research Methods
  • Seminar Course
  • Comparing the Political: Concepts and Practices 
  • Counter-hegemonic Thought in the Global South
  • Theorizing Politics beyond the Rational 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Foreign Nationals applying for admission as self financing students are required to provide detail of the Bank account, etc. with their application forms and a certificate from their respective bankers to the effect that they have sufficient funds available in their bank account to sustain their studies in India for the duration of the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per semester during 12 months.


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